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IMAGES OF KINO DOING HER YOGA THINGS DOWNTOWN BOLOGNA

– scorrere giù per la versione in italiano –   “Be infinitely flexible and constantly amazed.” – Jason Kravitz I mentioned in a previous blog post (see Kino MacGregor about yoga and determination) the amazing experience of yoga photo shooting … Continue reading

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5 TOP REMEDIES FOR BODY PAIN

Ouch! A hand glides on the yoga mat and your wrist goes off, you get off balance in sun salutation and your shoulder undergoes an uneven stretch or you are almost there in full lotus pose when you feel a … Continue reading

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YOGA PHILOSOPHY, THE LAW OF KARMA AND WELLNESS – GUEST BLOGPOST BY SUNIL SHARMA

Have you ever wondered what is the yoga philosophy approach to health and disease? Sunil Sharma* – my yoga philosophy, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation teacher at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh (India) – was recently invited to speak at the … Continue reading

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PUSHING YOURSELF IN THE YOGA PRACTICE? A VIEW BY KINO McGREGOR

Are you an Ashtanga Yoga practitioner? Than I bet there have been times when you’ve been pushing yourself too much on the yoga mat! 🙂 Pushing to get your toes in Pascimottanasana or binding in Marychasana D? … or maybe … Continue reading

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MYSORE STYLE: BENEFITS OF ASHTANGA YOGA SELF-PRACTICE

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style (aka self-practice) or led class? I still remember the evening when I first did an attempt of moving from an Ashtanga Yoga led class to a Mysore class: I was feeling tense, nervous about the idea … Continue reading

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HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOGA – DO’s AND DON’Ts

There are times in the life of a yoga practitioner when there is a feeling that practice is not improving… or not quickly enough! Sometime I have yoga students asking why they can’t advance faster in mastering a certain posture, … Continue reading

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IMAGES OF YOGA, INSTANTS OF LIFE… IN RISHIKESH

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see   –   Henry David Thoreau For the past 3 months I’ve been writing about my intense time of Ashtanga Yoga studying at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh and regular … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THE POINT OF CHANTING OM?

Whenever you are starting or ending your yoga session, most likely you will chant at least one Om. And if you are a traditional ashtangi, than you will definitely chant Om to open and close mantras both at the beginning … Continue reading

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BACK TO THE PATH OF ACTION

“To attain the purpose of life, it is necessary to do one’s duty, whether one lives in the world or outside it. The path of renunciation and the path of action, though 2 diverse ways, are equally helpful for attaining … Continue reading

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WHO ARE YOU? A VEDANTA APPROACH TO THE SELF

One day a boy of about 8 years old was wandering through the Himalayas when he met an old sage. ‘Who are you?’ he asked the boy. The little boy was Sri Shankaracharya, who according to the tradition mastered the … Continue reading

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LEARNING ASHTANGA YOGA SECOND SERIES – THE UNCONVENTIONAL WAY

“Practice scales before trying to be a composer.  … Tradition can be a stumbling block if it is taken as the entirety of yoga. It is merely the wrapping in which it is presented… Now and than it is useful … Continue reading

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FEARS IN YOGA – HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

Have you ever been on the yoga mat and felt fear? Fear of falling down, of injuring yourself in a specific posture, of dropping back? Well, I have… And as you progress in your asana practice, you will probably face … Continue reading

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A MARTIAL INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA SECOND SERIES

It’s 5 o’clock on a Sunday morning and it’s my day off. I’m lying in bed, the night is still pitch dark outside and inside my room. The wind is howling, a cold breeze seeps trough the windows and reaches … Continue reading

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VISUALIZE THE PRIMARY SERIES ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AT TATTVAA YOGASHALA

I’ve been writing quite a lot about my Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, so I have decided to give you a visual idea of it, including a couple of moments of ‘relax’ we had this … Continue reading

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ALL YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING AN ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING AT TATTVAA YOGASHALA

October 13, 2013 – Sunday, such a welcomed day! This is my very first day off from the Ashtanga Yoga Teaching Training Course since started on Friday, October 4th. After 7 days of asana practices in a row, the alarm … Continue reading

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DON’T JUST DO IT, FEEL IT!

Anandoham anandoham Anandam Brahmaanandam I am bliss I am bliss Bliss I am Supreme bliss One week ago, in the evening, the orientation meeting for the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Kamal and Sunil took place and we were requested … Continue reading

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ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – BACK TO BASICS

Third day of my 3 months long Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course at Tattva Yogashala in Rishikesh with Kamal Singh and Sunil Sharma and I have the impression to have already been here working/studying for weeks! First 2 days have … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION MONDAY – OPS, ON A TUESDAY – THE WAY OF THE INNER HEART

‘The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.’    –   Buddha And today, I’m following the way again… though, sometimes, I believe it might just be easier looking at the sky… I have mixed feelings. Joy … Continue reading

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5 WAYS TO CREATE TIME FOR YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

Did you try that yoga class and would love to continue, though your day is already sooooo busy? Or do you have already a daily asana yoga practice and would love to add chanting, meditation, studying of yoga philosophy or … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION – THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY IS ONE’S OWN EXPERIENCE OF TRUTH!

Started reading the book ‘The Art of Living’ by S.N. Goenka – the leading teacher of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagji U Ba Khin – I was caught by the following: “The highest authority is one’s own experience … Continue reading

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THE (WELL-KNOWN) SECRET FOR STILLNESS OF MIND

Jan 14th, 2012 – Dhamma Giri centre, Igatpuri (India) – It’s about 11.30am on the 10th day of a Vipassana meditation retreat and silence precept has just been removed. I walk around in search of my boyfriend, who I haven’t … Continue reading

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BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO YOGIS AS WELL… BUT THEN?

That’s when yoga starts! You practice asanas regularly, maybe even daily, believing that will keep you healthy on top to everything else. And if you do ashtanga yoga, highly likely you will be even more careful during your practice, listening … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: YOU ARE ALREADY PERFECT!

 

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: AND SUDDENLY IT’S EVENING.

Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world, pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it’s evening. Salvatore Quasimodo We wait all year long for our holidays (and in Italy that mainly means summer holidays). How much are … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION – HOW TO TRANSFORM A WISH IN A GOAL

Last Monday I wrote about having had a dream where an unknown person talked to me about the 3 key steps to success (read it here). The first one was: ‘Give it a try!’. Now let me move to the … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: BE FREE!

There are always good excuses preventing us from taking a new path, from changing that long habit that does not suits us any longer, from laughing and dancing and be happy despite all circumstances around us. Why is that? Is … Continue reading

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TIM MILLER: WHO IS THE REAL YOGA TEACHER?

Earlier this week I wrote about teaching yoga (Is it a job or more than that?) and a very interesting discussion on the role of the teacher followed with friends. Today I was reading Tim Miller’s blog – Tuesdays with … Continue reading

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TEACHING YOGA: IS IT A JOB OR MORE THAN THAT?

Monday evening, on my way to teach an ashtanga yoga class. I cross into a friend, we just exchange a few words as I am on the run… I love getting to the studioes I teach well ahead of time, … Continue reading

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MONDAY INSPIRATION – LET’S FOSTER KINDNESS!

Many times a small act of kindness – a smile from a perfectly unknown person, a little flower you got as a gift, the right word in the right moment – has huge consequences… let’s bestow tiny acts of kindness … Continue reading

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RICHARD FREEMAN ON AN ABBREVIATED PRACTICE

Earlier this week I wrote about ‘what to do on those days when practicing yoga seems the hardest thing‘. And today I run into an ‘ask the expert’ question answered by the well-well-known ashtanga yoga teacher Richard Freeman. Question is: … Continue reading

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